Fall 2014

Course Code Title/Instructor Meets
PORT 115-01 Portuguese for Speakers of a Romance Language
Instructor: Edvan Brito, Mariana Past
Course Description:
This course is designed for students who have previously studied another Romance language and would like develop speaking, reading, writing and listening skills in Portuguese. The course assumes no previous knowledge of Portuguese, and will rely on the comparative grammar and cognate vocabulary of Spanish and other Romance languages to develop language skills over the course of the semester. In addition, the class will explore aspects of Portuguese-speaking cultures in Europe, Latin America and Africa. Prerequisites: four semesters of a Romance language (or the equivalent), or permission of instructor.
1030:MTWRF   BOSLER 309
PORT 242-01 Brazilian Cultural and Social Issues
Instructor: Edvan Brito, Mariana Past
Course Description:
Cross-listed with LALC 242-01. Course taught in English.
1130:MWF   BOSLER 321
Courses Offered in SPAN
Course Code Title/Instructor Meets
SPAN 101-01 Elementary Spanish
Instructor: Asuncion Arnedo-Aldrich
Course Description:
This course is designed for students who have never taken Spanish previously. The course focuses on all four language skills: listening, reading, writing, speaking, with an emphasis on vocabulary development and listening comprehension development. Prerequisite: No prior study of Spanish and permission of department.
0830:MTWRF   BOSLER 305
SPAN 101-02 Elementary Spanish
Instructor: Mariana Past
Course Description:
This course is designed for students who have never taken Spanish previously. The course focuses on all four language skills: listening, reading, writing, speaking, with an emphasis on vocabulary development and listening comprehension development. Prerequisite: No prior study of Spanish and permission of department.
0930:MTWRF   BOSLER 319
SPAN 101-03 Elementary Spanish
Instructor: Mariana Past
Course Description:
This course is designed for students who have never taken Spanish previously. The course focuses on all four language skills: listening, reading, writing, speaking, with an emphasis on vocabulary development and listening comprehension development. Prerequisite: No prior study of Spanish and permission of department.
1030:MTWRF   BOSLER 319
SPAN 101-04 Elementary Spanish
Instructor: Asuncion Arnedo-Aldrich
Course Description:
This course is designed for students who have never taken Spanish previously. The course focuses on all four language skills: listening, reading, writing, speaking, with an emphasis on vocabulary development and listening comprehension development. Prerequisite: No prior study of Spanish and permission of department.
0930:MTWRF   BOSLER 305
SPAN 104-01 Elementary Spanish
Instructor: Abraham Quintanar
Course Description:
This course is a continuation of Spanish 101. The course focuses on all four langage skills: listening, reading, writing, speaking, with increasing emphasis on speaking. Prerequisite: 101. Upon completion, students go to 116.
0830:MTWRF   BOSLER 213
SPAN 104-02 Elementary Spanish
Instructor: Abraham Quintanar
Course Description:
This course is a continuation of Spanish 101. The course focuses on all four langage skills: listening, reading, writing, speaking, with increasing emphasis on speaking. Prerequisite: 101. Upon completion, students go to 116.
0930:MTWRF   BOSLER 213
SPAN 104-03 Elementary Spanish
Instructor: Angela DeLutis-Eichenberger
Course Description:
This course is a continuation of Spanish 101. The course focuses on all four langage skills: listening, reading, writing, speaking, with increasing emphasis on speaking. Prerequisite: 101. Upon completion, students go to 116.
1030:MTWRF   BOSLER 307
SPAN 104-04 Elementary Spanish
Instructor: Antonio Rivas Bonillo
Course Description:
This course is a continuation of Spanish 101. The course focuses on all four langage skills: listening, reading, writing, speaking, with increasing emphasis on speaking. Prerequisite: 101. Upon completion, students go to 116.
0830:MTWRF   BOSLER 314
SPAN 104-05 Elementary Spanish
Instructor: Jenni Sharkey
Course Description:
This course is a continuation of Spanish 101. The course focuses on all four langage skills: listening, reading, writing, speaking, with increasing emphasis on speaking. Prerequisite: 101. Upon completion, students go to 116.
1330:MTWRF   BOSLER 306
SPAN 116-01 Intermediate Spanish
Instructor: Jenni Sharkey
Course Description:
This course is a continuation of Spanish 104. The course focuses on all four langage skills: listening, reading, writing, speaking, with increasing emphasis on writing and speaking. Prerequisite: 104, 108, or placement by department.
0830:MTWRF   BOSLER 313
SPAN 116-02 Intermediate Spanish
Instructor: Hector Reyes Zaga
Course Description:
This course is a continuation of Spanish 104. The course focuses on all four langage skills: listening, reading, writing, speaking, with increasing emphasis on writing and speaking. Prerequisite: 104, 108, or placement by department.
1030:MTWRF   BOSLER 314
SPAN 116-03 Intermediate Spanish
Instructor: Hector Reyes Zaga
Course Description:
This course is a continuation of Spanish 104. The course focuses on all four langage skills: listening, reading, writing, speaking, with increasing emphasis on writing and speaking. Prerequisite: 104, 108, or placement by department.
0930:MTWRF   BOSLER 314
SPAN 116-04 Intermediate Spanish
Instructor: Jenni Sharkey
Course Description:
This course is a continuation of Spanish 104. The course focuses on all four langage skills: listening, reading, writing, speaking, with increasing emphasis on writing and speaking. Prerequisite: 104, 108, or placement by department.
0930:MTWRF   BOSLER 313
SPAN 116-05 Intermediate Spanish
Instructor: Mark Aldrich
Course Description:
This course is a continuation of Spanish 104. The course focuses on all four langage skills: listening, reading, writing, speaking, with increasing emphasis on writing and speaking. Prerequisite: 104, 108, or placement by department.
1030:MTWRF   BOSLER 306
SPAN 116-06 Intermediate Spanish
Instructor: Mark Aldrich
Course Description:
This course is a continuation of Spanish 104. The course focuses on all four langage skills: listening, reading, writing, speaking, with increasing emphasis on writing and speaking. Prerequisite: 104, 108, or placement by department.
0930:MTWRF   BOSLER 306
SPAN 116-07 Intermediate Spanish
Instructor: Tina Antonicelli
Course Description:
This course is a continuation of Spanish 104. The course focuses on all four langage skills: listening, reading, writing, speaking, with increasing emphasis on writing and speaking. Prerequisite: 104, 108, or placement by department.
1330:MTWRF   BOSLER 305
SPAN 116-08 Intermediate Spanish
Instructor: Tina Antonicelli
Course Description:
This course is a continuation of Spanish 104. The course focuses on all four langage skills: listening, reading, writing, speaking, with increasing emphasis on writing and speaking. Prerequisite: 104, 108, or placement by department.
1030:MTWRF   SCLGAX 4
SPAN 230-01 Advanced Grammar
Instructor: Elise Bartosik-Velez
Course Description:
The primary goal of this course is to develop students' formal knowledge of Spanish by reviewing and studying the more challenging grammatical structures. The course will also work on development of skills in reading, oral expression, and vocabulary development. The purpose of the course is to equip students with the formal grammatical background necessary to be successful in courses on Hispanic literatures, linguistics and cultures. Prerequisite: 116, 120, or the equivalent.
0830:MWF   BOSLER 306
SPAN 230-02 Advanced Grammar
Instructor: Erin McNulty
Course Description:
The primary goal of this course is to develop students' formal knowledge of Spanish by reviewing and studying the more challenging grammatical structures. The course will also work on development of skills in reading, oral expression, and vocabulary development. The purpose of the course is to equip students with the formal grammatical background necessary to be successful in courses on Hispanic literatures, linguistics and cultures. Prerequisite: 116, 120, or the equivalent.
0930:MWF   BOSLER 321
SPAN 230-03 Advanced Grammar
Instructor: Julie Lesman
Course Description:
The primary goal of this course is to develop students' formal knowledge of Spanish by reviewing and studying the more challenging grammatical structures. The course will also work on development of skills in reading, oral expression, and vocabulary development. The purpose of the course is to equip students with the formal grammatical background necessary to be successful in courses on Hispanic literatures, linguistics and cultures. Prerequisite: 116, 120, or the equivalent.
0930:MWF   BOSLER 309
SPAN 230-04 Advanced Grammar
Instructor: Julie Lesman
Course Description:
The primary goal of this course is to develop students' formal knowledge of Spanish by reviewing and studying the more challenging grammatical structures. The course will also work on development of skills in reading, oral expression, and vocabulary development. The purpose of the course is to equip students with the formal grammatical background necessary to be successful in courses on Hispanic literatures, linguistics and cultures. Prerequisite: 116, 120, or the equivalent.
1030:MWF   BOSLER 313
SPAN 230-05 Advanced Grammar
Instructor: Jorge Sagastume
Course Description:
The primary goal of this course is to develop students' formal knowledge of Spanish by reviewing and studying the more challenging grammatical structures. The course will also work on development of skills in reading, oral expression, and vocabulary development. The purpose of the course is to equip students with the formal grammatical background necessary to be successful in courses on Hispanic literatures, linguistics and cultures. Prerequisite: 116, 120, or the equivalent.
1230:MWF   DENNY 212
SPAN 231-01 Writing About Literature and Photography for Academic Purposes
Instructor: Jorge Sagastume
Course Description:
This course will focus on acquiring the necessary tools to write, in Spanish, for academic purposes. Students will read short fiction and poetry, view films and study photographic images to later interpret these artistic forms and produce the type of academic writing necessary to succeed in upper-level courses in the field. The main goal of the class, however, will be to help students develop their ability to observe critically the world that surrounds us and be able to express their finding to others in a convincing way, yet realizing that their opinions will and should become points of departure for further debate, thus perpetuating intellectual dialogue.
0930:MWF   LIBRY ALDEN
SPAN 231-02 Writing About Literature and Photography for Academic Purposes
Instructor: Jorge Sagastume
Course Description:
This course will focus on acquiring the necessary tools to write, in Spanish, for academic purposes. Students will read short fiction and poetry, view films and study photographic images to later interpret these artistic forms and produce the type of academic writing necessary to succeed in upper-level courses in the field. The main goal of the class, however, will be to help students develop their ability to observe critically the world that surrounds us and be able to express their finding to others in a convincing way, yet realizing that their opinions will and should become points of departure for further debate, thus perpetuating intellectual dialogue.
1030:MWF   LIBRY ALDEN
SPAN 231-03 Writing About Sexuality and Cinema
Instructor: Margaret Frohlich
Course Description:
Cross-listed with FLST 210-04. The primary goal of this writing intensive course is to develop students writing skills in Spanish. Both in class and homework assignments approach writing as a process, and students will engage in drafts, peer editing, and revisions of their work. The courses central aim is to help students in the development of ideas, creativity, organization, and basic research skills that shape strong academic writing. Throughout the semester students will broaden their lexicon and knowledge of Hispanic cultures through the critical analysis of film and literature. As we analyze various representations of sexuality, we will discuss what these expressions of pleasure and desire tell us about cultural practices, beliefs, values, and social institutions. In addition to readings, you will be asked to watch films outside of class.
1030:TR   BOSLER 313
SPAN 231-04 Bilingualism in the Spanish-Speaking World
Instructor: Julie Lesman
Course Description:
The primary goal of this course is to develop students' writing skills in Spanish. The topic of this section is Bilingualism and the roles it plays among the people of the Spanish-speaking world (Spain and Latin America). More than half of the world's people who speak Spanish do so in a context of intensive bilingualism and contact with other languages. These include, among others, indigenous languages, English, other Romance languages (like Catalan), and creole languages. In this course, students will read and respond to a variety of texts and other materials, including, but not limited to: essays, popular media (i.e. newspaper and magazine articles), film, poetry and fiction. Topics that will be explored are identity, power and politics, history, class, race, and gender. This course aims to further students' understanding of the people who speak Spanish, the issues they face in society, and the functions of language.
1230:MWF   BOSLER 305
SPAN 239-01 Spanish for the Health Professions
Instructor: Asuncion Arnedo-Aldrich
Course Description:
This is a specialized course emphasizing Spanish language and culture as they relate to health and medicine. The course goal is written and oral communication and cultural fluency as they relate to the delivery of health-care services to Limited-English-Proficient, Hispanic patients. Off-campus volunteer work with native Spanish speakers is required. Prerequisite: 116 and permission of instructor, or, 200 level placement, or 230. Offered every fall semester.
1130:MWF   BOSLER 319
SPAN 295-01 Introduction to U.S. Latina/o Literature and Culture
Instructor: Alberto Rodriguez
Course Description:
Cross-listed with AMST 200-06 and LALC 295-01. Taught in Spanish.
1130:MWF   BOSLER 313
SPAN 305-01 Introduction to Literary Analysis and Theory
Instructor: Antonio Rivas Bonillo
Course Description:
This course introduces students to different methods of reading and analyzing literary and non-literary texts. These may include - among others-formalist, psychoanalytic, feminist, semiotic, and postructuralist approaches. Students will read both primary texts and theoretical studies, and they will be required to analyze texts themselves. Prerequisite: 231. This course fulfills the WR graduation requirement.
1330:TF   BOSLER 213
SPAN 305-02 Introduction to Literary Analysis and Theory
Instructor: Alberto Rodriguez
Course Description:
This course introduces students to different methods of reading and analyzing literary and non-literary texts. These may include - among others-formalist, psychoanalytic, feminist, semiotic, and postructuralist approaches. Students will read both primary texts and theoretical studies, and they will be required to analyze texts themselves. Prerequisite: 231. This course fulfills the WR graduation requirement.
0930:MWF   EASTC 406
SPAN 340-01 Spanish Literature of the Transition (1968-1998): Encounters with the Imagination and the Other
Instructor: Mark Aldrich
Course Description:
In this course we will read works from contemporary Spain, learning how writers in different parts of the countrynegotiated the transition from dictatorship to democracy. We will give particular attention to considering experimental works, including hybrid texts that combine the visual and the verbal.
1330:MR   BOSLER 314
SPAN 380-01 History of the Spanish Language
Instructor: Abraham Quintanar
Course Description:
This course explores the structural and historical evolution of the Spanish Language from Latin to the medieval period and its subsequent spread developments in Spain and Latin America. Both internal history (changes in phonology, morphology, syntax and the lexicon) and external history (socio-historical context) are examined. No previous knowledge of linguistics is assumed. A minimal knowledge of Latin may be helpful, though by no means required. This course is intended for majors and may useful students studying Spanish Linguistics as well as Spanish Literature. Spanish 380 is taught in Spanish. MEMS elective
1500:TF   BOSLER 209
SPAN 385-01 Home, the Streets, Borders: Examining Tropes of Latino/a Cinema
Instructor: Margaret Frohlich
Course Description:
Cross-listed with AMST 301-02, FLST 310-03 and LALC 385-01. This course examines the cultural meaning and production of Latino/a cinema. In particular, we will focus on films representation of space in relation to the spatial imaginary of Latino/a communities. As we study racial and ethnic grouping in the U.S., we will reflect on how transcultural subjects negotiate space and border crossings. Students will develop basic research skills; demonstrate, orally and in writing, basic understanding of some of the historical and cultural contexts in which literary and visual texts are produced; and put their voices in conversation with other scholars in their written assignments. In addition to readings, students will be asked to view films outside of class.
1500:MR   BOSLER 313
SPAN 410-01 Human Rights in Contemporary Latin American Literature
Instructor: Hector Reyes Zaga
Course Description:
Cross-listed with LALC 390-01. This seminar explores the aesthetic and ethical complexities of the relationship between human rights and literature, throughout the analysis of well-known cases of human rights abuses that occurred in Latin America during the twentieth and twenty first century. We will read a variety of literary, legal and visual texts such as novels, short stories, plays, testimonials, treaties, legal cases, songs, films etc.
1330:MR   BOSLER 213